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Political and Administrative Centre Competition

Political and Administrative Centre Competition

Part of

People

  • James Stirling and Partner (creator)
  • James Stirling and Partner (architectural firm)
  • Castore, Rizzi, Malanima (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Political and Administrative Centre Competition

Dates of creation

1976-1978

Level of archival description

File 47

Extent and Medium

  • 351 drawings
  • 30 reprographic copies
  • 2 rolls
  • 1 model
  • 1 photograph
  • 0.09 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 0.05 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry for a Political and Administrative Centre in Florence, Italy. Material in this file was produced between 1976 and 1978.

File contains reference material, several design development drawings for alternative site layouts and presentation drawings submitted for the competition or produced for publication purposes. File also contains photographic materials, including views of the competition model by photographer Alfredo Garuti, as well as textual records and the competition model.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D47

Location

Florence Italy

Language of material

Documents are in English and Italian.

Related units of description

  • File AP140.S2.SS4.D3 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D47.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P2
    • Title: Schematic and sketch site plans, elevations, axonometrics, perspectives for alternative schemes
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual

    Technique and media:

    Ink on paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 29.5 x 21 cm (11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0018

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P3
    • Title: Schedules
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 59 x 88.5 cm (23 1/4 x 34 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 81 x 124 cm (31 7/8 x 48 13/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0017XL

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P4
    • Title: Site plans and elevations, including several sketches
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    30 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0019

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P5
    • Title: Schedules and notes, site plans, elevations, sections and axonometrics, including several sketches and rendered drawings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    159 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 24 x 33 cm (9 7/16 x 13 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0020

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P6
    • Title: Site plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspectives, several rendered
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    101 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 11.5 x 21 cm (4 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 41.5 cm (11 13/16 x 16 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0021

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P7
    • Title: Site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspectives, including alternative design for central portal buildings and plaza

    Quantity / Object type:

    65 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper, reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 16 x 21 cm (6 5/16 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 84.5 x 118.5 cm (33 1/4 x 46 5/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0022

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P8
    • Title: Site plan, floor plans for north section of Island building, sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    17 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper, reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 50.5 x 190 cm (19 7/8 x 74 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 81 x 184.5 cm (31 7/8 x 72 5/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0023 R

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P9
    • Title: Views of model and presentation drawings, including drawings submitted for competition
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of model and presentation drawings, including drawings submitted for competition, aerial views, view of competition site

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, chromogenic colour prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.02 l.m. sheet (smallest): 7.5 x 15.5 cm (2 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 25 cm (11 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P10
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings, some of which are not otherwise present in file documents
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.02 l.m. sheet (smallest): 16.5 x 16.5 cm (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 21 x 16.5 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P11
    • Title: Views and details of model
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.02 l.m. sheet (smallest): 11.5 x 16 cm (4 1/2 x 6 5/16 in.) sheet (largest): 16.5 x 21 cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P12
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings and model, aerial views of site
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P13
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P14
    • Title: Contract, competition programmes, drawings, photographs, notes, correspondence, postcards
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.05 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P16
    • Title: Sections of site, some rendered, aerial views
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P17
    • Title: Elevations, sections and perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0056 R

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D47.P15
    • Title: Administrative and Business Centre, Florence, Italy: presentation model
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: models

    People:

    • M Studio (model maker)
    • James Stirling and Partner (architectural firm)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Technique and media:

    Wood and plastic

    Dimensions:

    model (largest): 14 x 82 x 121,5 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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